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Cotto vs Margarito Undercard: Rico Ramos vs Guillermo Rigondeaux Headed to MSG

Guillermo Rigondeaux will be back on December 3. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
Guillermo Rigondeaux will be back on December 3. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)
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The 122-pound title fight between Rico Ramos and Guillermo Rigondeaux will be part of the December 3 Cotto vs Margarito undercard on HBO pay-per-view, according to Ryan Maquiñana.

Ramos (20-0, 11 KO) went from prospect to titlist by rallying to knock out Akifumi Shimoda on July 9 in Atlantic City, claiming the WBA super bantamweight title. Rigondeaux (8-0, 6 KO) holds the sanctioning body's interim belt, but is still best-known as a Cuban amateur legend whose success translating fully to the pro game remains questionable. Rigondeaux has been a bit uneven as a pro, and struggled in his last big fight against a legitimate contender when he faced Ricardo Cordoba on the Pacquiao vs Margarito undercard. But in his last fight, Rigondeaux obliterated Willie Casey in 2:38 in Dublin. That was a massive class difference, which this probably is not.

But the real worry is that this fight is going to be a stinker. Rigondeaux doesn't fight aggressively unless he can do so without risking much (like the Casey fight), and Ramos has a tendency to wait too long, too. It's a fight that means something, but it would be wise to go in with low expectations for action.

As for the rest of the undercard, so far only Pawel Wolak is rumored to be on the show, but he doesn't have an opponent yet. Wolak has been targeting 154-pound titlist Cornelius Bundrage.

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